TWICE's new song "SIGNAL" gets terrible reviews from k-pop columnists


TWICE made a comeback with its new song "Signal" on May 15. How do you like the song? Well, as the girl group topped a variety of music charts, it seems like its comeback is quite successful. By the way, apart from it, "Signal" is getting terrible reviews from k-pop columnists. Do you know why?


You know, it's the first time that Park Jin Young took part in writing the title track of TWICE, while the TWICE members feel very happy about it. But, unfortunately, Park Jin Young failed to emphasize the lovely members' strength. I mean, it's ok that "Signal" is totally different from TWICE's previous hits such as "Cheer Up" and "TT", but the problem is that "Signal" is not the song which can maximize the members' lovely charm.

TWICE could become the hottest k-pop girl group because the members gave off their lovely and fresh charm through their catchy and cheerful songs. However, through "Signal", Park Jin Young just tried to show his own musical characteristics, instead of focusing on emphasizing TWICE's fascination. In a word, "Signal" is Park Jin Young's song, not TWICE's song.

What’s worse is that the song is not catchy and fresh at all. Park Jin Young seems a little too old. Well, Black Eyed Pilseung, who wrote TWICE's previous hits should have took part in writing the girl group's title track again.

Check out other k-pop columnists' opinions too.

Kang Myungsuk
"Signal" is a startling crude piece of music.

Kim Sunjoo
To my regret, I feel a separation between their music video and style concept.

Seo Sungduk
It seems hard for TWICE to surmount "Signal" only with their highlight dance.

Hwang Hyojin
All that remained are TWICE's aegyo and costumes.

Bokgil
It's not worth talking about the song except for the fact that it is TWICE's song.